Whether it’s a rip-roaring dramatic tale or a how-to-fix-it car manual, Lifeline wants to get its hands on your books.
The Big Book Fair is on again at Illawarra Sports Stadium in Berkeley from October 5 to 7 and this time there are two new features Lifeline hopes will get people talking and spark them into donating their spare books.
Lifeline South Coast executive director Grahame Gould said they were running a friend and neighbours for suicide prevention book drive and one for business leaders.
‘‘We want people to talk to their friends and neighbours and ask if they have got any books for the book fair,’’ he said. ‘‘There are a lot of books sitting in people’s homes. Books are great conversation pieces and provide a nice link between neighbours and friends.’’
The books can be delivered to the stadium on Hooka Creek Road, between 7.30am and 5pm on October 4.
Business leaders are also being urged to collect books from their organisations and bring them in on the same day. Some of the organisations involved include Peoplecare, Wollongong City Council and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.
Mr Gould said these books would be sold in the new Treasure Hunt section, which would not be sorted.
All books sold on ‘‘premium’’ Friday cost $6, on Saturday $3 and on Sunday $1.
‘‘If you want a trashy novel then come in on Sunday but if you are after a premium book come Friday.’’
Lifeline wants volunteers to help on October 3 and 4. Call Louise on 42267208